24 Sep

Throwback Thursday { Bikes! }

The UCI Road World Championships are happening here in Richmond. It’s a 9 day event featuring 12 championship races with teams from all over the world. The course goes down 2nd Street, right next to our studio. Here are some historic photographs of bikes from our Historic Archive.

Students on bikes

Students on bikes

Men on Bikes, Easter on Parade Richmond VA

Men on Bikes, Easter on Parade Richmond VA

Boat & Bike Company Richmond VA

Boat & Bike Company Richmond VA

VA State Police on Bikes 1959

VA State Police on Bikes 1959

21 Sep

Wedding Album { Marissa & Billy }

We’ve finished a few wedding albums over the past couple of weeks and I get excited every time a new Finao album is delivered to the studio! We just love our album company and are always amazed by the beautiful work they do. Here are some images of the most recent album we did for Billy & Marissa. They got married at Main Street Station and it was such a fun day!

From the moment you open the box, you know you’re getting something special. Each album is handcrafted here in the US and wrapped with handmade paper and ribbon. Not only are the albums made in the USA, but they’re also very eco-friendly (check out the details here!). We offer traditional leather albums as well as vegan album options. I could go on and on about how much I love these albums, but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Feel free to come by the studio to see our samples, we love showing them off!


Wedding Album packaged with handmade paper

Wedding Album packaged with handmade paper

Wedding Album packaged with handmade paper

Wedding Album packaged with handmade paper

Dementi Studio Wedding Album

Dementi Studio Wedding Album

Wedding Album Cover Imprinting Detail

Wedding Album Cover Imprinting Detail

Wedding Album Full Page Spread

Wedding Album Full Page Spread

18 Sep

UCI Road World Championships Come to RVA!

The city of Richmond is working hard in preparation for the UCI Road World Championships which will take place September 19-27. Due to street closures and lack of parking, we will be working on location that week and will not be in the studio. We are hoping to get downtown to watch some of the bike races and hope you can too!

UCI Richmond VA

UCI Richmond VA


15 Sep

Senior Portraits { Carrington }

I have been waiting for this moment for years (11 years in fact). Ever since I began working at Dementi Studio, I’ve dreamed of the day we would photograph my daughter’s senior portraits and I knew I wanted to do the classic vignette that we do for the seniors at St. Catherine’s School. We did our traditional St. Catherine’s style portrait with her but with more of a ballet look. We also did the senior portrait with the drape for the yearbook as well as some dramatic ballet portraits. Here are some of the senior portraits we made of Carrington.

St. Catherine's style senior portrait

St. Catherine’s style senior portrait

Senior portrait with drape for yearbook

Senior portrait with drape for yearbook

Casual Senior portrait

Casual Senior portrait

Senior casual portrait

Senior casual portrait

20 Jul

Special Visitor

We had a fun visitor at the studio today. Joe Trice and his sister Anne Trice Mann had their portraits done at the studio 65 years ago. Apparently Anne was upset and their father asked Joe to console her, so he gave her a kiss and one of our most infamous images was captured. Here is Joe holding the hand-tinted portrait from 1950. The portrait still hangs in our studio today!

Joe & Anne Trice Portrait

16 Jul

Throwback Thursday – Virginia Oyster Tongers

We came across these great watermen images the other day in our historic archive. These photos were originally published in the Richmond News Leader for a story about Virginia watermen that ran October 26, 1940. At that time, the oysters would be purchased from the tongers for 20 cents a bushel.


Oyster tongers on the water.


Packing plant in Hampton, VA


Tongers at the “buy boat” which would purchase an average of 1000 bushels per day.




After a long day of work, the men would gather on the boats to talk, play cards and sing.

13 Jul

Baby Portraits { Paige }

This little cutie came into the studio and was so pleasant to photograph! She had just started crawling so we were on the move, right along with her! We ended up with so many great shots but these are my favorites.





10 Jul

Did you know we do restorations?

We offer many services here at the studio, one of which is photo restorations. You can bring in your damaged photos, we’ll create a digital image of your original and provide you with a retouched image. We can do simple copy prints as well, it’s up to you how whether or not you just need a copy or full restoration. Here is a before and after of a recent photo restoration.



6 Jul

Wedding { Marissa & Billy – Main Street Station }

Marissa and Billy were married at Main Street Station, one of the last weddings there before the big renovation! They got ready just down the street from our studio, at the Linden Row Inn. I just love shooting weddings at Main Street Station because of the abundance of natural light and the beautiful architecture! It

























Venue: Main Street Station

Catering: Goodrich Gourmet

Flowers: Flowerama

Accommodations: Linden Row Inn


1 Nov

From the Archives – Police Officers and Firefighters

Here are just a handful of historic photos that we have of police officers and firefighters. Enjoy!


Virginia State Police in Capitol Square 1925


Virginia State Police 1930s


Richmond City Police 1930s


City of Richmond Truck Co. No. 3 1940s

Wedding Album { Marissa & Billy }

Wedding Album { Marissa & Billy }

We’ve finished a few wedding albums over the past couple of weeks and I get excited every time a new [&hellip

Wedding - Jackie & Chris

Wedding – Jackie & Chris

Jackie and Chris recently got married at the historic John Marshall Hotel. They surprised their guests with several beautiful ice [&hellip

Wedding - Genevieve & Jeff

Wedding – Genevieve & Jeff

Genevieve and Jeff were married at First English Lutheran and their reception was at Main Street Station. We had a [&hellip

Wedding - Erin & Chris

Wedding – Erin & Chris

Erin and Chris recently got married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. The ceremony was outdoors in the rose garden with [&hellip

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